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Searenity Holiday Accommodation
4.5 of 5 Villa   |   1 Hawthorn Avenue, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia   |  
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“a great house with everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

We didn't have the best of weather so being in a terrific house was more important, and Searenity did not disappoint. Fully equipped kitchen and beautiful view.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Helpful and friendly hosts .

Kangaroo Island has spectacular views with natural beauty.

A great place for a relaxing holiday.

Tips, - head for Flinders Chase National Park and work your way back, stopping at sites along the way, plenty of good views to see !!!

Don't forget Kingscote and Emu Bay too.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

We had a fabulous stay on KI and wished we could have stayed longer. Searenity was clean, modern, superbly equipped and very comfortable. Lovely modern kitchen and bathrooms. Lovely and secluded and safe outside for kids to play. Fantastic view from the deck. Emu bay has a wonderful beach. Herb and Janet very friendly and helpful. Would definately stay again!

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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falmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Emu Bay is a tranquil spot about 20 minutes from Kingscott. Searenity has two units near the top of a hill overlooking the bay. The unit we stayed at was a ground level apartment located in the owner's house. You can step outside at night to view an almost totally dark sky with the brilliance of the Southern Milky Way. During the day it is a great location to explore the many beautiful attractions of Kangaroo Island. The unit consisted of a studio apartment with fully equipped kitchen, lovely bath, and very comfortable queen size bed. Surrounded by spectacular views including a fantastic view of the headlands at sunrise, it is also well landscaped. Most of all you have the genuinely warm and personal assistance of Herb and Janette during your stay. Our best accomodations during a three week trip through Australia!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

We stayed at Searenity for 2 nights in April 2010 and had a wonderful time. Searenity is a credit to Hosts Herb and Janette - it is a beautiful home and they are warm and welcoming hosts. The home was immaculate and we all had the best night's sleep of our holiday on the luxurious beds. Anything you could possibly need is there at your fingertips at Searenity - there were even toys for our children to play with, board games and books for us and small touches that make your holiday experience extra special. Herb and Janette live next door and are on hand if you require anything or need some expert advice on things to see and do on the island.

The location of Searenity is stunning - the outlook over Emu Bay from the verandah is lovely and the home has been built to drink in the views from it's elevated position. It is a short walk of a few minutes to a gorgeous little beach filled with unusual rocks. On our first trip down there we saw a seal not far from the rocks. The highlight of our stay was seeing the penguins who make their way up to their nests on nightfall - all this just a couple of minutes walk from the front door!\

I would recommend this place to everybody and will definitely stay there again should we ever return to Kangaroo Island.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

We have a wonderful experience at the Searenity in KI Holiday Apartment. We stayed in the apartment at the lower level of the owners home. It was lovely & new with everything we needed for our stay. We were unfortunately there only the one night, so just made breakfast in the morning. Although the bright kitchen area was nicely stocked to do some light cooking. The whole apartment was immaculate.The Stichel's were friendly and showed us around even taking us up to their holiday rental home, it is just next door to their home. It would be great for a family or several couples. Again, they had everything spotless. It even included a washer and dryer. Would be just the place for a long stay. I needed to check my emails so Herb was kind enough to let me use his, as I was having difficulty with mine. We would certainly love to go back for much longer. Many thanks to Janette and Herb, you are wonderful!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

Extremely good value for money. The house is clean (I'm a clean freak) and well equipped with everything you would ever need for either a short or long stay, mattress was heaven to sleep on. Heaps of room to spread out in the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas, just perfect for families. Good mobile connection which allowed us to dial into the internet.
I suggest you drive into Kingscote (15mins from Emu Bay) and grab some groceries at the well stocked IGA supermarket and also some bottles of wine at the bottle shop, as there are no stores in Emu Bay.
Watching the sun set over the point to the east (bit like Ayres Rock) with a glass of wine in our hand we knew this is what Searenity is all about.
My husband and I travel quite extensively around the world for business and usually stay in apartment style accommodation that have ratings no less then a 4star. Searentiy did not disappoint and if I were you I wouldn't look any further. Thank you Herb and Janette you both have done a fantastic job of providing an outstanding holiday home.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1 Hawthorn Avenue, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Emu Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Emu Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Searenity Holiday Accommodation 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Searenity Accommodation is located at Emu Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island and only a short drive to Kingscote the Island’s main township. It provides accommodation for up to 10 people with modern decor, panoramic sea views and only a short walk to the beach. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay. Accommodation can be either self catering or breakfast provisions can be provided by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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